Hmm. Well, definitely not my favorite book in the series. My expectations were set very high for this book, and I was kind of let down. There were a lot of things that were VERY predictable (at least to me) and not enough surprises. The ending was decent, but nothing like the last book. I'm still looking forward to the next book, because I honestly adore this series. On a side not: I really, REALLY loath Kyio. A lot.